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Other Recommend a wall stud finder

Discussion in 'General' started by meandmymouth, 13 Aug 2019.

  1. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone recommend a stud finder? I want to make sure I get something reliable so I don't wreck my walls.
     
  2. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Bosch Truvo, never failed me yet
     
  3. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's what I have and it's been excellent.
     
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  4. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    It has little marker line you can make a cross with too, or just square off a no go area
     
  5. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Piece of string with a neodymium magnet on the end. Works like a charm and costs nothing.
     
  6. Dr. Coin

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    Cost nothing except for the string and magnet and works if you have steel studs. The true freebie is a knuckle, I'd had mixed success with it though so I cannot recommend it.
     
  7. Osgeld

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    I use a magnet as well with wooden studs finds the drywall screws easily
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    sandys Well-Known Member

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    I have the truvo and it has worked well, it is even good at finding out if your puppy has eaten brass tacks and needs a visit to the vet :D which she did :duh:

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  10. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Well-Known Member

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    I looked at both the Tacklife and Bosch ones but was a little put off by some of the reviews. Part of me wonders if that just user error, though.
     
  11. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    I suspect so - they tend to need a little finesse and patience to use, something Joe Public tends not to have...
     

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